Current statistics are dismal: women hold fewer than 20% of House and Senate seats. The House faced its first decline of women members in 30 years. Why are we slipping back after so many years of slow but steady progress?
The week's news about the sexual conduct of politically powerful men gives me a queasy feeling of déjà vu. Eight years ago I was dragged into an investigation of allegations that Schwarzenegger had sexually harassed women.
In the Basement of the Ivory Tower is chock-full of bonehead tales from the classroom. Some are amusing, but after a while they leave a bad taste in the reader's mouth. Should a teacher be this condescending?
The imposition of a no-fly zone over Libya must be approved by the UN Security Council. Otherwise, it will violate the UN Charter -- and the U.S. Constitution, which states that our treaty obligations are "the supreme law of the land."
Blogging has opened up the traditional channels of reporting to include informed people with scholarly and experiential credibility who formerly were begging to appear on the Op-Ed plantation of leading newspapers.
In the days since it became clear that Mr. Mubarak did not receive the White House's initial message, Mr. Obama has been huddling with advisers to discuss a range of more drastic options, including changing the message's font altogether.